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Postby flight canceled » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:46 pm

where is it :huh: :lol:
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Postby holmenb » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:08 pm

Here's mine, a Grumman sportboat passed down to me from my grandpa. I think it's 16', handles about 7 HP. It hauls a lot of gear for a boat of its size -- I love this thing!

The boat's typically in the weeds where I hunt and I use natural cover instead of a permanent blind setup. Some of the blinds in this thread are making me think twice, though!

It was originally bare aluminum. I washed, sanded, primed, painted a tan base coat, spray painted brown, green, and black random patterns, then sprayed a tan Shadowgrass stencil on top.

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Postby trapper20 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:25 am

nice grumman we got ares this year i posted pics unded this topic
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Postby tmorelli » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:16 pm

Here's mine- 1656 Go-devil with a 25 longtail and quickset.

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Postby BigBlockFalcon » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:18 pm

Here is are set up. We don't have the airboat anymore but I am in the market for a new one.

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(90 Mustang) Stock 69 351W, C6 trans, 8.8 rear 3.73 gears and 100% stock suspension
(68 Falcon) Stroked BBF FE 427, PG trans, 9' rear 4.56 gear and stock suspension
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My small water duck hunting machine

Postby Weedwacker » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:36 am

14ft Sportspal canoe with 55# electric motor or 2hp Suzuki gas. Two portable ground blinds that roll up and are secured inside when not in use. Two men and dog with decoys and gear, no problem, very stable and safe.
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Postby Gone Fishin » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:49 am

Here's mine. All I've done is paint it so far. I used the method in the "How to camo a Shotgun" in the shotgun section.


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Postby kar6man » Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:11 pm

Here's my 2004 17' Legend Craft, 18' if you want to count the flotation pontoons on the back. 2004 29 HP EFI Kawasaki Mud Buddy Longtail. Has the Mud Buddy Fast Grass blind as well. This boat was also the first camo paint job done by Mud Buddy.

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Re: My small water duck hunting machine

Postby huntsforfood » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:21 pm

Weedwacker wrote:14ft Sportspal canoe with 55# electric motor or 2hp Suzuki gas. Two portable ground blinds that roll up and are secured inside when not in use. Two men and dog with decoys and gear, no problem, very stable and safe.
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you got any more pics of your rig.
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pics of my ride

Postby flyxpl » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:51 pm

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Postby big37dog » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:13 pm

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Postby BigBlockFalcon » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:22 pm

Here is my new boat I just got last saturday

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Postby JrAlspanky » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:43 am

Got it just before the season. Works great for me and my two sons

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Postby LayedOut » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:11 pm

BigBlockFalcon wrote:Here is my new boat I just got last saturday

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I just have to say, i am not too fond with fanboats, i had a bad experience with a guy and his fanboat. He thought because he could go anywhere he could just fly through the marshes. Needless to say i had to fire 3 rounds "off the edge of his wings" for him to know i was in his direct path of travel. He was nice enough to ask if i shot in his direction, then if we were shooting any ducks. Then full throttle threw the marsh blowing my deeks about 50 yards away from there original position.
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Postby flyxpl » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:44 pm

LayedOut wrote:
BigBlockFalcon wrote:Here is my new boat I just got last saturday

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I just have to say, i am not too fond with fanboats, i had a bad experience with a guy and his fanboat. He thought because he could go anywhere he could just fly through the marshes. Needless to say i had to fire 3 rounds "off the edge of his wings" for him to know i was in his direct path of travel. He was nice enough to ask if i shot in his direction, then if we were shooting any ducks. Then full throttle threw the marsh blowing my deeks about 50 yards away from there original position.




Its not the airboats fault it had a bad driver, in your opinion.That is kind of like blaming guns for shootings.Guns do not kill,People kill.
I was not thier but sitting up high in an airboat you can see pretty far around you and ahead of you Totally different view in an airboat, he may of seen you long before you saw him.You may be right he could of been reckless,but no reason to blame the boat.One thing i can tell you it takes skill to run an airboat safley they require much more skill than a normal boat.Also if you would have fired a gun in any direction while I approaced you I probally would have blown,you, your deeks and your boat about 50 yards away.I treat others on the river with respect when I am on my blow boat.I run the opposite side of the river from fisherman,swimmers ect.
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Postby Scaleman - Capt Jeff » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:47 pm

ply, epoxy, homemader! 22kts with a Yamaha 15hp

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Homemade Foldup Boat Blind

Postby jktrahan » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:07 pm

Here's mine I made a few weeks ago. Took about 2 afternoons to build it. It folds completely down and closes completly up if wanted:

I can't get pictures to post in here, so here is a link to the pictures on my site:
http://themtrahans.com


I put together a video of how it was made if anyone is interested, you can take a look at How To Boat Blind Video

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Postby zx150 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:19 pm

jktrahan, you did a good job when you post more info about the build I would like to see it.
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Postby thumpper » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:42 pm

The lake we planned to hunt froze on us so we had to make do with what we had available to us. Kind of a funny pic I think. 1860 grizz.



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Postby Thedozer » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:16 am

Thumper, did you actually kill any geese like that? or was it just a screw off pic?
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Postby thumpper » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:56 pm

Unfortunately no. Did have 10 snow and blues land 100yrds from us. They stuck around for about 30min, but that is all we saw.

Birds (ducks) got up off the lake 10min after sunset. (we were 1mile away from the lake)

I'm confident if we would of had birds come close they would have given us a serious look. Unfortunately the birds didn't moving during shooting hrs.
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Postby Weedwacker » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:28 am

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Added some CAMOFLEX OAK LIMBS this year, it was awesome stuff, not sure how I will set it up in future. But now the limbs are movable, and store them while running laying flat in the roof so it is very easy to use and store. 1652 Polarkfaft with 40hp Honda.
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Postby Morgan » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:51 pm

Weedwacker thats a sweet setup
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Postby Weedwacker » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:51 am

Morgan, thanks much.

Have been tweeking this rig for last 5 years, adding items every year. This is the longest I have kept the same boat, last three I built from ground up but this Polarkraft is perfect for myself or with two other hunters and dogs.

Camoflex has the limbs on sale now, going to order the 12 pack and use them in the front, from the water level up.
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Postby WetlandWarrior » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:41 pm

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